Poll: When I couldn't find APOD online, I thought....

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When I couldn't find APOD online, I thought...

Poll ended at Wed Jul 04, 2012 3:36 pm

aliens had abducted its editors
242
12%
someone had tripped over a power cord and hadn't plugged it back in
423
21%
Congress had started a secret budget negotiation and was holding APOD hostage
285
14%
the supply of images had dried up
55
3%
my fondest dream had come true
10
0%
GSFC had taken flight
15
1%
I must still be asleep and having a nightmare
160
8%
must have been some storm that hit the DC area
516
25%
I needed more coffee
83
4%
something; I'll tell you what in a comment below
129
6%
banana!
144
7%
 
Total votes: 2062

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Re: Poll: When I couldn't find APOD online, I thought....

Post by saturno2 » Mon Jul 02, 2012 6:09 pm

Normally when I can not enter APOD is because the Internet is full in my area.
On jul 1 if there was a technical glitch in USA maybe for the "weather" !!

Keith-D

Re: Poll: When I couldn't find APOD online, I thought....

Post by Keith-D » Mon Jul 02, 2012 6:10 pm

I thought maybe APOD had been sucked into a black hole, spit out the other side and was posting images to another race of beings that were thinking "Your just now figuring that out !!"

htrop@capellainc.com

Re: Poll: When I couldn't find APOD online, I thought....

Post by htrop@capellainc.com » Mon Jul 02, 2012 6:12 pm

I suspected the website had been affected by the Linux servver problems caused by the additional second added due to the slowing of Earth's rotation.

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Re: Poll: When I couldn't find APOD online, I thought....

Post by Beyond » Mon Jul 02, 2012 6:14 pm

Boris321 wrote:The Banana answer is a Futurama reference, right?
I think the banana is there because it apeels to everyone. :lol2:
To find the Truth, you must go Beyond.

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Re: Poll: When I couldn't find APOD online, I thought....

Post by TerriJ » Mon Jul 02, 2012 6:20 pm

My friends and relatives from Roswell (circa 1948+/-) were trying to get my attention. They were successful. :)

cisackson

Re: Poll: When I couldn't find APOD online, I thought....

Post by cisackson » Mon Jul 02, 2012 6:26 pm

I was watching 'Falling Skies' and thought it was real. I was convinced D.C. was hit when I checked out apod and it did not instantaneously initialize appropriately on my html viewer.

jerjanstewart

Re: Poll: When I couldn't find APOD online, I thought....

Post by jerjanstewart » Mon Jul 02, 2012 6:28 pm

APOD had been cancelled due to budget cuts.

ELee

Re: Poll: When I couldn't find APOD online, I thought....

Post by ELee » Mon Jul 02, 2012 6:39 pm

This seemed like the only explanation.
- E

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"Herbert," Reed said, "I thought you couldn't see into the future more than forty-eight hours ahead." - "That ́s right"

"Then how could you see all the things you predicted tonight?"

Herbert went over to the window. "I wouldn't have known if I hadn't read the astronomy book." He pointed to the west, where the sun was going down. "Tomorrow it won ́t be like this."

"What do you mean?" Reed said, suddenly afraid. "What are you trying to say?"
"That ... tomorrow the sun will be different. Maybe it's better this way. I wanted them to be happy. That's why I lied to them."

"What is it?" Reed cried. "What's going to happen tomorrow? You must tell me!"

"Well, tomorrow the sun - I've forgotten the word. What do they call it when a star suddenly becomes a billion times hotter than it was before?"

"A nova?" Reed cried.

"That's it. Tomorrow ... the sun is going to explode!"


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SpaceHead

Re: Poll: When I couldn't find APOD online, I thought....

Post by SpaceHead » Mon Jul 02, 2012 6:46 pm

...maybe there is a technical breakdown somewhere. Then I heard about the leap second. Then the bad weather and power failures near DC. Then I stopped worrying. Same old, same old. Most of us will survive, and someone will resurrect APOD. Thanks!

achurchster

Re: Poll: When I couldn't find APOD online, I thought....

Post by achurchster » Mon Jul 02, 2012 6:50 pm

it was certainly the Martians. Always blame trouble on people from another planet who are not available for comment!

roarshock

Re: Poll: When I couldn't find APOD online, I thought....

Post by roarshock » Mon Jul 02, 2012 6:56 pm

The Higgs Boson had been discovered; universal annihilation had begun.

Not yet?

Ok, I can wait.

Gopher

Re: Poll: When I couldn't find APOD online, I thought....

Post by Gopher » Mon Jul 02, 2012 7:16 pm

I figured that the Galactic Overlord had finally sent his or her minions to snatch the APOD folks for releasing tippy-top secret photos of The Plan To Take Over The Galaxy.

JABAINS

Re: Poll: When I couldn't find APOD online, I thought....

Post by JABAINS » Mon Jul 02, 2012 7:24 pm

It would have been nice if a message about why APOD was down had been posted on the NASA home page.

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Re: Poll: When I couldn't find APOD online, I thought....

Post by geckzilla » Mon Jul 02, 2012 7:26 pm

First, I rushed over to Facebook to inform bystander that the end of the world was nigh and we were doomed (again) and then I assumed it was a power outage. Only after running a trace route and realizing APOD was hosted where it was did I realize it was actually a major power outage and not one of the short ones we get about once a year.
Just call me "geck" because "zilla" is like a last name.

Trak

Re: Poll: When I couldn't find APOD online, I thought....

Post by Trak » Mon Jul 02, 2012 7:35 pm

It was sad to not see APOD showing up as my homepage.

Canadian grandma

Re: Poll: When I couldn't find APOD online, I thought...

Post by Canadian grandma » Mon Jul 02, 2012 7:42 pm

--I thought--a)My ancient computer was packing it in, or--b) You were taking the weekend off to help us celebrate Canada Day. I too have it as my homepage.

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Re: Poll: When I couldn't find APOD online, I thought....

Post by Turnkey » Mon Jul 02, 2012 7:44 pm

Higgs partygirl had been discovered and she was angry.

docfiction

Re: Poll: When I couldn't find APOD online, I thought....

Post by docfiction » Mon Jul 02, 2012 7:47 pm

podkayn wrote:I live in Kansas, and I'm so used to local technology problems that I thought it was a glitch in the system at our end!
Me too. Any coincidence that we're both in Kansas and that this was our first thought about the outage?

Gorillaintheroom

Re: Poll: When I couldn't find APOD online, I thought....

Post by Gorillaintheroom » Mon Jul 02, 2012 7:50 pm

I thought the last one leaving the room not only shut off the lights, they pulled the plugs and took them home.

ktmom

Re: Poll: When I couldn't find APOD online, I thought....

Post by ktmom » Mon Jul 02, 2012 7:56 pm

Figured it was a Windows OS locking my Linux box out :D

old fossil

Re: Poll: When I couldn't find APOD online, I thought....

Post by old fossil » Mon Jul 02, 2012 7:57 pm

I thought Congress had cut funds that would allow old ladies like me and neophytes to the computer to engage the brain in something other than their imperious attitude. So glad I was wrong.

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Re: Poll: When I couldn't find APOD online, I thought....

Post by Anthony Barreiro » Mon Jul 02, 2012 8:12 pm

More proof that we have worn out the welcome of our long suffering Mother Earth, and we need to go colonize some other planets and start exploiting and exhausting them. But unfortunately there are no good candidate planets, and even if there were, we don't have any way of getting to them. So maybe we can start trying to live in a more caring and sustainable manner here on the only planet we have.
May all beings be happy, peaceful, and free.

someperson

Re: Poll: When I couldn't find APOD online, I thought....

Post by someperson » Mon Jul 02, 2012 8:19 pm

I thought wtf? Did congress finally cut NASA's budget so low that it can no longer host APOD?p

storandelli

Re: Poll: When I couldn't find APOD online, I thought....

Post by storandelli » Mon Jul 02, 2012 8:42 pm

Whenever anything is amiss, I blame it on the Bossa Nova. It is, after all, the dance of love. :wink:

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Re: Poll: When I couldn't find APOD online, I thought....

Post by Guest » Mon Jul 02, 2012 8:50 pm

Like many, I was fearing that the U.S. Govt. was stupid enough to cut off APOD service.

I don't care the U.S.A. are not my country. ESA and NASA are the only institutions that still gives us hope and dreams of a better future while the rests of the world wants to plunge us into war, poverty and obscurantism.

http://youtu.be/CbIZU8cQWXc
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« Luckily » a cross-search told me that the region where it was hosted was having a power outage due to extraordinary climate.
My thoughts to those that were affected by it.